About the project
GREENMOBILITY project is focusing on raising awareness regarding urban green mobility. Sustainable mobility is one of the emerging topics of our time and one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today. Transportation, in general, contributes the highest CO2 emissions besides the energy sector and is connected to many other negative effects in the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability.
EU has recognized the necessity for a change in the sector and through the European Green Deal has set the blueprint for this transformational change. GREENMOBILITY will use the sustainability competencies identified in the GreenComp document to prepare training courses to help learners develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health. The project will aim to support education and training systems in shaping systemic and critical thinkers who care about our planet’s present and its future.
Blended learning will be used on the training programs that will be prepared giving attendees more flexibility to customize their learning experiences. The project will offer training and tools relevant to all learners, irrespective of their age and their education level, and in any education setting formal, non-formal, and informal. Through all the different activities GREENMOBILITY project aspires to enable behavioral changes in terms of how people commune in the urban space.
The innovation of the project lies in the choice of innovative teaching tools for educational purposes and for training. This means that the project includes a comprehensive training cycle, specifically tailored to the needs of both higher education students and adult educators/learners in order to enhance their skills and competencies on regards to sustainable mobility through innovative, learner-centered, and highly engaging learning activities that will pave the way for the future.
Furthermore, the project through the use of the digital platform will encourage lifelong learning in terms of the availability of education material and go-to learning tools, will allow the setting of learning goals thus people could educate and train their selves about urban green mobility on their own time and pace.
GREENMOBILITY will use the sustainability competencies identified in the GreenComp document to prepare training courses to help learners develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health. Lastly, the online collaborative platform will incorporate innovative features with the aim to encourage the dialogue between citizens and the creation of initiatives aiming at the promotion and adaptation of sustainable urban mobility.
Moreover, it will create a reliable space where local and public authorities will use to come into contact with citizens, on the subject of green mobility, either for public consultation purposes or to listen for specific challenges and note their ideas and suggestions for improving mobility, minimizing the footprint of transportation in the cities and helping in the protection of the environment.
Other objectives of the GREENMOBILITY project are:
Develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote ways to think, plan and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for the environment
The project will be focusing on sustainable mobility as one of the sectors with the highest GHG emissions in the EU and aspires that the people will be adapt the way they commune in their everyday life in a more sustainable option that will have help in mitigating climate change.
Promote responsible action and stimulate willingness to take or demand action at a local, national and global level
Having the understanding and skills people will be more prone to take action on regards to this subject in the aim for change in a local, national or global level. Illustrating best practices and examples of successful actions will inspire them to adopt transfer and replicate such ideas and thus multiply the impact of the project.
Enable learners to overcome the cognitive dissonance that comes from knowing about an issue but lacking the agency to act
Will be used to share ideas and organize initiatives for example to promote and encourage cycling training in cities to ensure that everyone gets the chance to learn to cycle in a busy city and learn the traffic rules or support carpooling by organizing matchmaking evenings events in neighbors. Moreover, the platform will bring in the same space local and public authorities and could be used as a space for public consultation of projects related to urban mobility where citizens will be able to share their opinion and ideas.
Disseminate the implementation of the EU Green Deal
It is important for people to understand that this is a step towards a more holistic and integrated approach to address climate and environment-related challenges. The Green Deal is a new growth strategy to make the EU’s economy sustainable and create sustainable industry and transport, without leaving anyone behind. The GREENMOBILITY will support the use of innovative practices to make people the true actors of change in terms of green mobility.
The project GREENMOBILITY is applied in the field of higher education. Conclusively the target groups relate mainly to higher education however aiming for the maximization of the impact of the project and also the greatest continuation, replication, and transfer of the project almost all the activities will be open to any person interested in the specific thematic. A stakeholder mapping to get a visual representation of all the people and organisations who can influence and get affected by the project and how they are connected will take place at the beginning of the project.
Any additional organization that was not initially included in the list below will also be targeted through the project’s activities.